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Behavioral Health and Wellness

For students attending: City Colleges of Chicago
Who plan to major in: Behavioral Health and Wellness


I. Core Curriculum Electives

  • A. Basic Writing Proficiency – A grade of “C” or better in ENGLISH 101 will complete this requirement.
  • B. Humanities – Choose one course from the following subjects: Comparative Religion, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Literature, or Philosophy (not PHIL 105). 
  • C. Social Sciences – Choose one course from the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics (not ECON 133), Geography, Political Science, Psychology (not PSYCH 201, 211 or 213), Social Sciences, or Sociology (not SOC 201). 
  • D. Humanities or Social Sciences – Choose an additional course from section B or section C, or a foreign language course.
  • E. Mathematics - Choose either MATH 118, MATH 143, MATH 144 or 204.
  • F. Science or Engineering - Choose 11 hours from the following subjects: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry or Physics. Two courses must be in the same field, and at least one course must be in a different field. At least one Biology course is required. BIOL 114, 115 or 121 are recommended.
  • G. Free Electives - Choose five courses with an IAI designation.

II. Required courses for the Behavioral Health and Wellness degree:

CIS 102 or CIS 142
Introduction to Programming Logic or C-Based Programming Language CS 110 or CS 105
PSYCH 201 General Psychology PSYC 221
PSYCH 211 Social Psychology PSYC 310 
PSYCH 213 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 303 (See Note 1)
SOC 201 Introduction to the Study of Society SOC 200

Note 1) Required for the Health Psychology specialization only.

Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding course equivalencies.

Updated February 2019